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Giving Young People A Voice On Employment

On the 18th of December 2017, we attended the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) on Youth Employment meeting. The group is a regular forum for discussing youth employment issues with interested parties in government, business, and the third sector. The APPG is...

Children’s Rights Inquiry

On the Friday 17th of November, London Youth was invited to contribute evidence to the Greater London Authority’s second London Children’s Rights Inquiry, which was hosted in Westminster as part of Parliament Week with the theme of ‘apprenticeships, training, and jobs’ and was hosted by Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare.

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61% decrease in Apprenticeship starts since the Levy introduction – what employers should consider…

This week the Department for Education released their Statistical First Release on the number of Apprenticeship starts from 1st May to 31st July 2017, the first quarter after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. It was disappointing to learn that during this period the number of apprenticeship starts has actually decreased by 61% over the same period last year.

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Feeling Blue: Part 3

Armed with a cup of coffee, I was in the middle of making a very important decision. After the fiasco that was my disagreement with Tom and Mum being even more annoying than usual, I had had hardly sleep; the sleep that I did have was punctured by images of Mum and...

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Feeling Blue: Part 2

It was the next day. I had had a restless night, my attempts at sleep disrupted by Tom’s words playing on a loop in my head, so now I was arming myself with bittersweet coffee and music that would hopefully spur my brain into action. I didn’t think I was ever going to...

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FEELING BLUE: PART 1

It was a sunny day in June, and that was putting it lightly. The sun was beating so hard on my windows that I was afraid it was going to break them. People flickered on my laptop screen as I attempted to binge watch one of my favorite TV shows, but it wasn’t going as...

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The Talent Match Mark Launches

Employers called on to offer job opportunities to disengaged young people on National Employability Day  Employers are being urged to offer opportunities to disengaged young people so they can get the vital work experience they need to find jobs. The call comes on...

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Talent Match London shortlisted for ERSA award!

Talent Match London  joined other employment support providers and Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt, to attend the Employment Related Service Association’s (ERSA) Employability Awards 2017. Talent Match London, London Youth’s...

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Meet our Apprentice…Chloe!

Doing an apprenticeship is a great way to earn a salary, get training and qualifications and develop your career. Best of all almost all apprenticeships can be made accessible, so having a disability should not restrict a young person’s choice. Both employers and...

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Working With Disability

In 2015, Former Talent Match London Youth Leader Ashar Smith and group of young disabled Londoners from the Talent Match London partnership decided to reach out to other young disabled people and empower them with knowledge, leadership, and inspiring role models. The...

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Talent Match National conference

The Talent Match London team head up to Sheffield, to explore learning and fun with other Talent Match regions across England. Reporting by Pamela Masha, Talent Match London Partnership Officer.

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Work experience, my experience

My role as a youth advisor on Talent Match London isn’t my first foray into work, but it is my first permanent job and the first where I feel as though I have fully entered the world of work, with everything that it entails. When I applied for the job and waited for...

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T Fest, a new model for employer engagement

T Fest Talent Match London’s youth employability festival kicked off on 26 August at the East Ham Rugby club, in East London. Hosted by model, DJ and presenter Snooshi Shy, T Fest was an employability event like no other.

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Lunch and Learn with Proco Global!

https://youtu.be/WSF1aaY7Mq4 On Tuesday 3 May, Proco Global held an informal lunch and learn with Talent Match London participants at their London Offices. The lunch and learn was an opportunity for Talent Match London participants to hear about different careers at...

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The youth committee Link up!

On Thursday 12th May, the Talent Match London youth committee came together at Richmix in Shoreditch for the first ever Talent Match London Committee Link Up of 2016! The Link up was designed to enable team building across the Talent Match London youth committee who...

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